Update 2: Casey Blake is the newest LA Dodger. Too bad.
Update: This post is going to be absolutely worthless in the next few hours, it seems.
I have a crazy theory as to why the Mets are looking to add Casey Blake above anyone else: He has a beautiful beard.
Since Jerry Manuel has taken the helm, the rules on facial hair have been relaxed, and the team has started to grow facial hair like it never went out of style. We've even had a guest post about the power of the beard. And a long time ago yours truly had to shave his off for the benefit of the team. Well I grew mine back, and so have the Mets.
Well personally, I think Blake has one of the best beards in baseball. The Mets are looking to harness that power, to align the greatest showing of facial hair in baseball, something the world has never seen before.
For this reason, and his baseball abilities too, I guess, the Mets are looking to land Blake over those clean-shaven fools Raul Ibanez and Jason Bay.
Behold the power of Blake's beard: